Circle around the shadows of Mt. Manaslu 8th highest Mountain in the world. Experience the intermingle of Tibetan culture with local Gurung tribes while trekking in the Manaslu circuit.
Mt. Manaslu Circuit Trek is often regarded as one of the best treks in Nepal Himalaya. It is a great alternative trek to the Annapurna Circuit trek. Start from Soti Khola and ends at Dharapani or beshisahar. Manaslu trek makes a complete circuit of Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), the eighth highest mountain in the world providing some jaw-dropping views of Himalayan ranges. The major highlights of this trek are the visit to Manaslu Base Camp (4,800 m), Sama Village, Birendra Lake, and the crossing of Larke La pass (5,106 m). Along the trekking path, you will feed spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, and Himlung mountain.
Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty level
It is a moderate difficulty level in the high terrain. While on this trek one can experience the intermingling of a century of old tradition with newly introduce Buddhism. The trail moves up along the Budhi Gandaki River passing through rolling green hills, valleys, villages, and terraced farm fields. The trail passes through Manaslu Conservation Area which has successfully promoted eco-tourism by preserving wildlife and ecological biodiversity. In the higher elevation, the landscape changes from green forests to dry to arid geography. The people here are Tibetans and follow Tibetan Buddhism visible on Mani walls, Chortens, and Stupa. The clean and standard type of tea houses is available on the trek. Extending a trip to Tsum Valley is an ideal plan to experience the spiritual sites of Tsum valley. Manaslu Trekking is categorized as moderate to strenuous, thus making it suitable for all physical levels of trekkers. We proposed the best suitable trek itinerary, trek map, and the Manaslu circuit trek at the lowest cost.
Recommended side trips while Manaslu Trek
Tsum Valley with Mu Gumpa: Tsum valley is a newly opened area bordering Tibet and the lifestyle and culture are very similar to Tibetan. Tourism, husbandry work, agro farming, and Monastery life are the main occupation in the region.
Serang Gompa (3100m): Known as Nubri Gumba lies Tsum above the Bhi village. It is a meditation monastery bordering Tibet a refugee exist for more than 500 years in this high-altitude southern slop.
Kal Tal, meaning 'Death Lake' (3600m.): Detour to Kal Tal is 4 hours of walking above the Prok village. This is a scenic place to view the diverse landscape and is religiously significant.
Hang Gompa and Himalchuli Base Camp (4020m): It is a beautiful monastery from Bihi. Walk for about one hour and reached the monastery in the meadows of pine forest.
Phungen Gompa (Around 4050m/11316ft.): You may take a detour from Shyalla or Sama Gaon. This is the most scenic and picturesque place at the Manaslu Base Camp.
Birendra Tal (3450m/ 11316ft.): This is a high-altitude freshwater turquoise lake feed from glaciers. It is one hours walk from Sama Gaon. You may try to swim or wash your feet.
Manaslu Base Camp (4900m/16072ft.): The base for the Manaslu expedition patch their tent and stays for acclimatization. It is 4 hours walking from Sama Gaon into the steep slope. The views extraordinary of the lake, glacier, landscape, and vegetation.
What to expect in the Manaslu circuit trek
Manaslu trek offers the opportunity of taking an expedition on Mt. Manaslu and Larke peak and grants the possibility of exploring the Monastery, Stupa, and century-old culture. Manaslu Circuit trekking offers a great view from Larke Pass (5,106 m) into the Himalayan vista. Our 13 days itinerary is outlined so we are happy to follow your suggestion you may have. For the customized trek please contact us. After crossing Larke La the path meets with the world-famous Annapurna Circuit trek in Dharapani.
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